Downtown Transportation Restoration
TIGER Grant

 

Downtown Transportation Restoration
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 appropriated $600 million to be awarded by the Department of Transportation (DOT) for National Infrastructure Investments. The funds are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area or a region. As with the previous TIGER Discretionary Grants, this is a highly competitive grant. This is the sixth round of TIGER Discretionary Grants. DOT anticipates receiving 1000 applications for the $600 million available. Grant applications are due by April 28, 2014. An anticipated announcement date has not been provided. 
The estimated cost of the Downtown Transportation Restoration project is $40 million. The TIGER Discretionary Grant application will request $22 million for construction of the listed projects. 
The Downtown Transportation Restoration project includes:
Grand Avenue over Des Moines River Bridge Replacement
Locust Street over Des Moines River Bridge Replacement
Court Avenue over Des Moines River Bridge Historic Rehabilitation
Principal Riverwalk Red Multi-Use Trail Bridge over Des Moines River Rehabilitation
Scott Avenue Bridge over Des Moines River Rehabilitation
SW 1st Street Multi-Use Trail Bridge over Raccoon River Rehabilitation
SW 5th Street (Jackson Avenue) Multi-Use Trail Bridge over Raccoon River Rehabilitation
Des Moines and Raccoon River Balustrade Rehabilitation
The connectivity provided by the bridges – both roadway and trail, is important to the economic viability, quality of life and development of the City. The Downtown Transportation Restoration project satisfies many of the selection criteria identified in the grant, including:  state of good repair, quality of life, environmental sustainability and safety. 
The Downtown Transportation Restoration project grant application and supporting documentation are available through the links below.
 
TIGER Grant Application
Support Letters
Benefit Cost Analysis
Des Moines City Council Resolution

- Benefit-Costs Spreadsheets

- Bicycle and Trail Master Plan

- The Tomorrow Plan

- City Council Resolution for The Tomorrow Plan

- Capital Improvement Program

- Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2013

- Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

- Long Range Transportation Plan

- Des Moines Regulated Flow Frequency Report 2010

- Civic Center Historic District NHRP Registration

- Intensive Level Historical Architectural Study of the Riverwalls

- Principal Riverwalk

- SW 5th St Bridge Background Report

- Grand Avenue Structural Evaluation Report

- SW 1st Street Trail Bridge Structural Evaluation Report

- SW 5th Street Trail Bridge Structural Evaluation Report

- Red Bridge Feasibility Study

- Bridge Inspections